Sister Outsider

Author : Audre Lorde
ISBN : 9780307809049
Genre : Social Science
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Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published. These landmark writings are, in Lorde's own words, a call to “never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is. . . .” Reviews"...it's been almost a quarter of a century since Audre Lorde's essays and speeches in Sister Outsider made an indelible mark on 20th-century literature. But the words of the black lesbian feminist poet seem as lyrical and unforgettable, and, sadly, as relevant today as when she first tackled everything from racism and homophobia to ageism and class dichotomies. A must-have book that every lesbian should read."—Curve Editor's Pick “Lorde was a brilliant feminist poet and intellectual whose theories on the power of embracing our internal contradictions as well as the differences between people and groups is the way to powerful coalition building and social progress.” —New York Post, Sunday “Poet and librarian Lorde collected 15 of her finest essays and speeches in this 1984 volume. With her poet's command of language, she addresses sexism, racism, black women, black lesbians, eroticism, and more. Still powerful.”—Library Journal, Starred Review“Audre Lorde is a passionate sage. I say ‘is' and not ‘was' because her keen insights continue to provoke and sustain us and give us courage. The reissue of this book is a gift to longtime admirers and to new readers who have yet to discover the power and grace and splendid audacity of Audre Lorde.”—Valerie Miner, author of After Eden and professor of feminist studies at Stanford University“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.”—New York Times From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Embracing Sisterhood

Author : Katrina Bell McDonald
ISBN : 074254575X
Genre : Social Science
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Embracing Sisterhood describes the contemporary state of the black woman collective and explores the legacy of black sisterhood in these times. Through an examination of how these ideas are articulated and experienced in the population, McDonald determines the relative degree of black sisterhood and "black step-sisterhood" that exists among African-American women today.
Category: Social Science

What Gender Is Motherhood

Author : Oyeronke Oyewumi
ISBN : 9781137521255
Genre : Social Science
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There is significant religious and linguistic evidence that Yorùbá society was not gendered in its original form. In this follow-up to The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses, Oy?wùmí explores the intersections of gender, history, knowledge-making, and the role of intellectuals in the process.
Category: Social Science

Self Culture And Others In Womanist Practical Theology

Author : P. Sheppard
ISBN : 9780230118027
Genre : Social Science
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To illustrate the complexities of black women's experiences of self-identification and racial embodiment, Phillis Isabella Sheppard provides an account that engages both psychoanalytic theory and the role of religion and cultural objects in self-understanding.
Category: Social Science

Theorizing Intersectionality And Sexuality

Author : Y. Taylor
ISBN : 9780230304093
Genre : Social Science
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This book re-examines political, conceptual and methodological concerns of 'intersectionality', bringing these into conversation with sexuality studies. It explores sexual identifications, politics and inequalities as these (dis)connect across time and place, and are re-constituted in relation to class, disability, ethnicity, gender and age.
Category: Social Science

Narrative And Metaphor In The Law

Author : Michael Hanne
ISBN : 9781108422796
Genre : Law
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Scholars from many disciplines discuss the crucial roles played by narrative and metaphor in the theory and practice of law.
Category: Law